Education: Undergraduate

This Library guide to Education Undergraduate-level Resources was last updated: 8/28/2022

Mike @ Reference

Updated: August 24, 2022 for fall semester

Professor Mike Strahan is generally available for assistance weekday afternoons in the library, and evenings until 9 pm ET via Live Chat or Zoom. However, on Fridays he is not available after 4 pm.

Teaching classes and committee meetings among other professional commitments will affect this schedule.

Assistance is available via Live Chat (see box on right side of this library guide), EduCat Messaging, email or phone (details below my picture).

Professor Strahan is also available via Zoom by Appointment.
Zoom works best for small groups who are working on a project or presentation, where sharing your document while discussing is more-beneficial.  

Students may schedule an appointment with Professor Strahan via live chat, clicking on the "Schedule Appointment" button, through EduCat Messaging, via emailClick here to email Professor Mike Strahan or phone.

For those students who attend classes on-campus, Professor Strahan is available in person at the Public Services desk. No appointment is necessary, just stop by:

Mondays: 1 - 4 pm

Tuesdays: 1 - 4 pm

Fridays on call from his office: 1 - 4 pm


He is also available in his office (Harden Hall 233) afternoons.

Professor Strahan looks forward to helping you with APA style, searching, and questions about Library services.

 

Camp/Camping books for Bay Cliff Health Camp (2022 winter semester)

NMU Library guide to ASL and other Deaf Studies ebooks & resources

Below are three 2022 how-to search videos created for ED 306 students working on the class project to help Clare Lutgen, Executive Director of Bay Cliff Health Camp in Big Bay, MI. All focus on children's books about camps/camping for children living with disabilities.

Below the videos are links to access the NMU Library Catalog, MeLCat, and WorldCat.

Searching OneSearch for children's books held in Olson Library (and also find their reviews)

Searching MeLCat for children's books available through Michigan libraries

Searching WorldCat for children's books through libraries worldwide


Links to library catalogs:

Advanced NMU Library Catalog screen in OneSearch

The Michigan eLibrary Catalog (MeLCat) is a catalog of the books, audios, and videos from approximately 450 Michigan libraries that you can borrow and request for pick-up at Olson Library. Use MeLCat to quickly request items not owned by NMU or NMU-owned items checked out to another user.

[insert 2022 fall semester here]


Barstow, Barbara. 
Beyond Picture Books: a guide to first readers 
Pre-K -12 Collection (Non-Fiction) 011.62 B278

Bingham, Jane M.
Writers for children : critical studies of major authors since the seventeenth century
NMU Books (Library upper floor) PN 1009 .A1 W73 1988

Cianciolo, Patricia Jean 
Informational Picture Books for Children 
NMU Books (Library upper floor) Z 1037.A1 C54 2000

Homa, Linda L. 
Elementary school library collection.
NMU Books (Library upper floor) PN 1009 .A1 .E53
(latest ed. is 2000)

Lima, Carolyn W. 
A to Zoo: subject access to children's picture books, 6th ed. 
Pre-K -12 Collection (Non-Fiction) 011.62 L715

National Council of Teachers of English 
Adventuring with Books: a booklist for pre-K - grade 6. 
NMU Pre-K -12 Collection (Non-Fiction) 011.62 A29
(2002)

National Council of Teachers of English
Books for You: a booklist for senior high.
NMU Pre-K -12 Collection (Non-Fiction) 011.625 B73
additional copy: NMU Books (Library upper floor) PN 1009 .A1 B6

National Council of Teachers of English
High Interest Easy Reading for Middle and Senior High School Students.
Pre-K -12 Collection (Non-Fiction) 028.535 N4
(1996)

National Council of Teachers of English
Your Reading: a list for junior high schools.
Pre-K -12 Collection (Non-Fiction) 028.5 Y69

Paulin, Mary Ann 
Creative Uses of Childrens' Literature 
NMU Books (Library upper floor) PN 1009 .A1 P33

Paulin, Mary Ann
More Creative Uses of Childrens' Literature
NMU Books (Library upper floor) PN 1009 .A1 P33 1992

Rasinski, Timothy V. and Cindy S. Gillespie 
Sensitive Issues: an annotated guide to children's literature K-6.
NMU Books (Library upper floor) PN 1009 .AS1 R23 1992

Shapiro, Lillian L. and Barbara L. Stein 
Fiction for Youth: a guide to recommended books.
NMU Books (Library upper floor) PN 1009 .A1 F44 1992

Sutherland, Zena et. al. 
The Best in Children's Books: the University of Chicago guide to children's literature.
NMU Books (Library upper floor) PN 1009 .A1 S96 1991

Carle, Eric
Artist to artist: 23 major illustrators talk to children about their art
NMU Pre-K -12 Collection (Non-Fiction) 741.6 A77

Holtze, Sally Holmes
Junior Authors and Illustrators 
PN 1009 .A1 S3936
(vol. 7, 1996)

Kirkpatrick, D. L.
Twentieth Century Children's Writers
PN 1009 .A1 T9 1978

McElmeel, Sharron L.
100 most popular picture book authors and illustrators: biographical sketches and bibliographies

Reading is Fundamental
The art of reading: forty illustrators celebrate RIF's 40th Anniversary
NMU Pre-K -12 Collection (Non-Fiction) 741.6 R32

Simon, Howard
500 years of illustration: from Albrecht Dürer to Rockwell Kent  (2011)

Theodor SEUSS Geisel: Theodor Geisel (2010)

 

 

Children's Literature Review (print version through 2007) [full-text available in Gale resource above]
To access later editions online, search Library Catalog through OneSearch (each year has own link)
NMU Pre-K-12 Collection (Non-Fiction) 028.5 C5139

First opinions, second reactions
(2008-present)

School Library Journal
(1974-present)

Writers for Children
PN 1009 .A1 W73
(1988)

 

Want to search on a topic for children's books held in Olson Library in print form & also find their reviews? Click here for 2022 video

Want to search for children's books about camping held in Olson Library in any form, and also find their reviews? Click here for 2022 video

 

Steps on how to search for book reviews using OneSearch

Click here to access OneSearch Advanced screen

Change first line field to Title

Enter title of book

Change second line field to Subject

Enter the phrase: book reviews

Click on Search button

OneSearch

 

Here are the results:

results

 

Suggest limiting to Available online

Since the sources below are provided through MeL, you will be prompted to login.

Literary Reference Center
Covers information on thousands of authors and their works. Topics include: plot summaries, literary criticism, book reviews, novels, and author interviews.

Novelist K-8 Plus
Find just the right book by subject, age, awards won, books made into movies, and much more. Read reviews and learn about the author. Create your own reading wish list. Includes tools for teachers such as Lexile levels and Common Core standards.

Novelist Plus
Features lists of award-winning books, book discussion guides, Read-a-Like recommendations, and complete series information. Also includes reader ratings and reviews. 

Masterfile Complete
Broad collection of popular full-text magazines and reference books.

Booklist (free 14-day trial)

Horn Book (5 free per month)

Kirkus Reviews

Publisher's Weekly

School Library Journal

Full reviews are by subscription, but reviews as part of book awards are free & well-written.
 

APA style 7th edition allows us to better highlight contributions made by individuals, such as illustrators. Here is a reference & in-text citation examples for the well-know children's book Goodnight Moon :

Illustrated children's book without a DOI, including author & illustrator, from academic research database or print version. Note that many of these books do not have page numbers, so cite direct quote using section (if provided) and paragraph number. Recommendation: if no section names, count paragraphs from beginning of book.

  • Brown, M. W., & Hurd, C. (Illus.). (1947). Goodnight moon. Harper. 

    How to cite this work in-text:
    Parenthetical: (Brown & Hurd, 1947)
    Narrative: Brown and Hurd (1947)
    Direct quote: There are many things in the room, including "a telephone and a red balloon" (Brown & Hurd, 1947, para. 1)

 

First example is for the entire entry in Children's Literature Review. When entry authors are not indicated, place the entry title in the author position. 

  • Janell Cannon (1957-). (2007). In T. Burns (Ed.), Children's Literature Review (Vol. 120, pp. 1-14). Thompson Gale. 

    How to cite this work in-text:
    Parenthetical: ("Janell Cannon (1957-)," 2007)
    Narrative: "Janell Cannon (1957-)," (2007)
    Direct quote: "Cannon has been almost universally praised for her illustrative talent and attention to detail" ("Janell Cannon (1957-)," 2007, p. 2)

 

Second example is for a review in an entry which was reprinted from a journal article. Provide authors of the reprinted article, year of the book, title of the article, and then entry information. Place additional information for the reprinted version within parentheses (even if it is duplicated). For in-text citation, include both original year of publication, and year of source where reprinted.

  • Saccardi, M. (2007). Review of Stellaluna, by Janell Cannon. In T. Burns (Ed.), Children's Literature Review (Vol. 120, pp. 1-14). Thompson Gale. (Reprinted from "Review of Stellaluna, by Janell Cannon," 1993, School Library Journal, 39(6), 70.)

    How to cite this work in-text:
    Parenthetical: (Saccardi, 1993/2007)
    Narrative: Saccardi (1993/2007)
    Direct quote: (Saccardi, 1993/2007, p. 3)

Prefer watching the video on How-to Find Books & Reviews created 2/18/22 ? Click here

1. Click here to use the ** NEW ** Direct Advanced Library Catalog screen in OneSearch

2. On the first line, enter a topic.

3. For the second line, using the table below, highlight/copy the appropriate Age phrase entry (including quotation marks) and paste into search line:

Grade Age Phrase
Up to Kindergarten "Ages 2-5"
1st through 3rd "Ages 6-8"
4th through 7th "Ages 9-12"
8th and up "Ages 13 and up"

4. Click on Search button.

 

Below is a sample screenshot showing how to search for science books written towards preschoolers:

OneSearch showing how to search for age group

 

Pre-K-12 Collection is located on the left side of the Library's Main Floor (top-right on this map)

Click here for this section of new Library map

The Michigan eLibrary Catalog (MeLCat) is a catalog of the books, audios, and videos from approximately 450 Michigan libraries that you can borrow and request for pick-up at Olson Library. Use MeLCat to quickly request items not owned by NMU or NMU-owned items checked out to another user.

 

   MeLCat

  • The fastest way to borrow something not available at NMU.
  • Recommended for books, DVDs, CDs

    Interlibrary Loan

  • The best option for articles or book chapters.
  • Can't find the materials you need at NMU Collection or MelCat?
  • Submit an Interlibrary Loan request and we'll search libraries around the world.

DSM-5

This NMU library guide revised 9/12/2022
 

Access NMU Library License to Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th ed. (DSM-5) (2013)


Access NMU Library License to Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th ed., Text Revision (DSM-5-TR) (2022)

 

How to cite using APA style 7th edition


APA Reference of entire work:

American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders

        (5th ed.). https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.books.9780890425596


How to cite this work in-text:
Parenthetical: (American Psychiatric Association, 2013)
Narrative: American Psychiatric Association (2013)

 

APA Reference formats of DSM-5, citing specific chapter (each assigned DOI):

American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Anxiety disorders. In Diagnostic and statistical manual

        of mental disorders (5th ed.). https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.books.9780890425596.dsm05


How to cite this work in-text:
Parenthetical: (American Psychiatric Association, 2013)
Narrative: There are a variety of anxiety disorders discussed in the American Psychiatric Association's (2013)   Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (5th ed.; DSM-5).
Direct quote: (American Psychiatric Association, 2013, Panic Disorder section, para. 2)


APA Reference of entire work:

American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders

        (5th ed.). https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.books.9780890425596


How to cite this work in-text:
Parenthetical: (American Psychiatric Association, 2013)
Narrative: American Psychiatric Association (2013)

 

How to cite using APA style 6th edition
 

APA Reference formats of DSM-5, citing specific chapter (each assigned DOI):

American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Anxiety disorders. In Diagnostic and statistical manual

        of mental disorders (5th ed.). Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1176

        /appi.books.9780890425596.dsm05


APA Reference of entire work:

American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders

        (5th ed.). Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.books.9780890425596

Search for articles, reports, books, videos, etc.

New 2020 OneSearch (advanced search screen)

Use this link to access the advanced search screen, where users may indicate which fields to search (e.g., title, author, or subject) instead of everything. Also allows the searcher to set some limits (material type such as books or journals, language, and publication years) before running the search. 

Journal articles, books, and other resources relating to education--from early childhood to higher education. Views 'education' very broadly and covers areas such as outdoor education, corporate training, speech language therapy, etc. 1966 to present.

MasterFILE Complete provides full-text periodicals covering an extensive range of subject areas including business, health, education, fitness, sports and leisure, personal finance, general science, multicultural issues, DIY, and fashion.

Journal articles, books, and other resources across many subjects. Provides a "cited by" feature to indicate other papers containing a source paper as a reference.

To access Google Scholar through a non-NMU internet provider, please use the VPN client: Cisco AnyConnect. For those using an NMU-issued computer, AnyConnect is already installed. For those using a personal computer, you download & install AnyConnect using the information on this library guide.

Journals, books, and other resources covering psychology and psychological aspects of related disciplines including: anthropology, business, education, law, linguistics, medicine, nursing, pharmacology, physiology, and sociology. 1805 to present.

Journal articles, books, and other resources on all aspects of sociology and related disciplines. Subjects include demography, environmental interactions, family and social welfare, social psychology, human biology, women's studies, health, medicine, law, etc. 1952 to present; abstracts since 1974.

Children's Picture Book Database @ Miami University 
This database offers abstracts for thousands of children's picture books (preschool to grade three), suitable for teachers, librarians, and others who design interdisciplinary curricula for elementary schools and library programs. Major categories include Literature, Language and Communications, Mathematics, Health and Medicine, Natural History and Natural Science, Social Studies, and Visual and Performing Arts.

 

Instructional Videos

Children's Literature Web Guide 
A guide to Internet resources related to books for children and teens. Includes links to discussion groups; best books and awards lists; authors; stories; journals; parent, teacher, storyteller, writer, and illustrator resources; and more. From David K. Brown of the Doucette Library of Teaching Resources, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

The Horn Book 
"Publications about books for children and young adults."
Number of resources including Virtual History Exhibit in honor of the 75th Anniversary of The Horn Book, the premier magazine of children's literature. Also includes breadth of other resources for teachers.

Locally, the Superiorland Preview Center believes that "Providing children with quality up-to-date literature is an essential first step in the literacy process. Professionals and parents need access to the newest books to share with children as well as need to have the skills to evaluate these books. The Superiorland Library Preview Center will provide children's books, workshops on how to evaluate and review them, and distribute those reviews."

NMU Olson Library Guide to Evaluating Internet Sources

NMU Olson Library Guide to Fake News Information


Test your students using this website: dhmo.org


encyclopedia.com - "search over 200 encyclopedias and reference books"

 

TeacherTube (oriented towards teachers & parents) [not affiliated with YouTube]
 

Ben's Guide to the U.S. Government (Websites for Kids) Created & managed by the U.S. Government Printing Office. Includes Learning adventures by age group, glossary, and games.

USA.gov is your online guide to government information and services. USA.gov searches only federal, state, and local government websites available to the public. Its search box works like other search engines you're used to, but USA.gov only returns results from government web pages, most ending in .gov or .mil.

 

Note: Below each link to access the video, is the specific APA Style 7th edition Reference for that video. APA rules are to indicate director name in author position, and production company in publisher (in Zotero place this in Distributor field).

FIXED: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement (2013) Regan P. Brashear (Director)
          

          Brashear, R. P. (Director). (2013). Fixed: The science/fiction of human enhancement [Film; documentary]. Making

                 Change Media.

 

Most Likely to Succeed (2015) Greg Whiteley (Director)

         

           Whiteley, G. (Director). (2015). Most likely to succeed [Film; documentary]. One Potato Productions.

 

Touch of greatness: a portrait of a maverick teacher (2004) Leslie Sullivan (Director)

         

           Sullivan, L. (Director). (2004). Touch of greatness: A portrait of a maverick teacher [Film; documentary]. Aubin

                 Pictures.

 

Waiting for Superman (2010) Davis Guggenheim (Director)

 

           Guggenheim, D. (Director). (2010). Waiting for “Superman” [Film; documentary]. Electric Kinney Films.

EdSitement
A joint project of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Council of Great City Schools, and others, this site is "a constantly growing collection of the most valuable online resources for teaching English, history, art history, and foreign languages." Includes lesson plans.

Educational Resources & Lesson Plans
Developed by Edmund Sass for use by his students in the education program at College of Saint Benedict/ St. John's University (Minnesota), this extensive list of resources is organized by subject area and by user group need (e.g., resources for students, resources for teachers, etc.). Over 1,000 links are provided, many with brief annotations describing the site contents.

The Educator's Reference Desk drawn from the ERIC database, it includes resource guides, lesson plans and a question archive.

Read, Write, Think
Sponsored by the International Reading Association and the National Council of Teachers of English, this site promises "access to the highest quality practices and resources in reading and language arts education." Includes links to standards and recommended Web sites, as well as to lesson plans.

Many, many more sources for lesson plans exist, and can be found by typing your criteria into Google.

MLA Style to APA Style References (7th Edition)

Creating References
Transitioning from MLA Style (Handbook, 9th ed., 2021)
to
APA Style 7th edition (Publication Manual, 7th ed., 2020) 

Created by Prof. Mike Strahan
Updated 3/7/2022

Found the following work while searching one of the Library databases, and retrieved online through direct subscription with publisher.

Floor Effects Associated With Universal Screening and Their Impact on the Early Identification of Reading Disabilities
Hugh W. Catts, Yaacov Petscher, Christopher Schatschneider, Mindy Sittner Bridges and Katherin Mendoza
Journal of Learning Disabilities, Vol. 42, No. 2, 163-176 (2009). doi:10.1177/0022219408326219
 

MLA Works Cited entry (retrieved from publisher web site):

Catts, Hugh W., Yaacov Petscher, Christopher Schatschneider, Mindy Sittner Bridges 

          and Katherin Mendoza. "Floor Effects Associated With Universal Screening and

          Their Impact on the Early Identification of Reading Disabilities." Journal of Learning

          Disabilities, vol. 42, no. 2, Mar./Apr. 2009, pp. 163-176. https://doi.org/10.1177/0022219408326219. 

[Note that if we had found the full-text of this article in an online database, the name of the database
in italics would be inserted between the page numbers and DOI.]
 

APA Reference entry 7th edition. DOI assigned. Must include issue number when provided:

Catts, H. W., Petscher, Y., Schatschneider, C., Bridges, M. S., & Mendoza, K. (2009).

          Floor effects associated with universal screening and their impact on the early

          identification of reading disabilities. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 42(2), 163-176. 

          https://doi.org/10.1177/0022219408326219

 

When using 7th edition style, here is how to cite in-text:

Parenthetical: (Catts et al., 2009)

Narrative: Catts et al. (2009)

Direct quote: (Catts et al., 2009, p. 163)

 

Explanation of APA reference components

 

Reference
Section
APA format & notes
Author

Use last name, first and middle initials. For works with one author, list it. For works with two authors, list both and separate by an ampersand ( & ).

New for 7th edition: For works with 3 thru 20 authors, list all of them, and add an ampersand (&) before the last author. For works with 21 or more authors list first 19, an ellipse (three dots ... ) then last author. These are major changes from APA Style 6th edition guidelines.

Publication Year For journal articles, only provide the year. For magazine articles, include year followed by month. For example: (2008, June). For newspaper articles, provide: year, month, and day (2008, July 10).
Article Title Only capitalize first letter of first word for title and subtitle. Also capitalize proper names, acronyms, & abbreviations. Unlike MLA, no quotation marks.
Journal Title Capitalize all words except articles. Entire title in italics.
Volume Number

Italics

If the publication year is also used for the volume number, provide that year in the volume position of the reference.

Issue Number

New for 7th edition: When issue number is provided, it must be included in the reference.

Page Numbers

Include all page numbers where article appears. Do not use sloppy format, such as 163-76; instead write complete range: 163-176.

New for 7th edition: If journal is published online-only and articles  are numbered or assigned an eLocator, provide that number preceded by the word: Article

Examples:

Article 55

Article e4567

DOI - Digital Object Identifier

Unique number assigned to primarily journal articles, and some 
e-books and e-book chapters.

Note that not all articles are assigned a DOI, especially popular magazine and newspaper articles. The DOI always begins with 10 followed by a period and four digits and a slash. Example: 10.1177/

Remaining part of identifier may be all numbers, all letters, or combination of letters and numbers.

APA style 7th edition continues with the following format of the DOI to begin with https://doi.org/ 
followed by the assigned DOI. 

Example: https://doi.org/10.1080/14763141.2017.1391324

Researchers & students are expected to follow the current standard format for the DOI in their APA references.

 

How to APA Style 7th edition cite the Michigan Revised School Code (1976)

Prepared by Prof. Mike Strahan; endorsed by Dr. Bethney Bergh

rev. 3/13/2020

Adapting the State Statute in State Code example which appears in the APA Manual, 7th ed., p. 363.

Information as it appears online from the State of Michigan Legislative Council:

380.1280a Specialized or alternative school or program.

Sec. 1280a.

   The board of a school district or intermediate school district that operates or participates in a consortium
that operates an alternative educational program pursuant to section 1301, a vocational-technical skills
center or other separate vocational education program, or any other type of specialized or alternative
school or program shall ensure that the requirements of sections 1204a, 1277a, 1278, and 1280 are met
for each of those schools or programs.

History: Add. 1993, Act 335, Imd. Eff. Dec. 31, 1993
Popular Name: Act 451


APA Reference example:

Michigan Revised School Code Act, 451 M.C.L. §380.1280a (1976 & 1993).

APA In-text citation examples:

(Michigan Revised School Code Act, 1976 & 1993)

Michigan Revised School Code Act of 1976 and 1993

Michigan Revised School Code Act (1976 & 1993)


Notes:

  1. All of your references from the Revised School Code will begin with:

    Michigan Revised School Code Act, 451 M.C.L. §380.
     
  2. Rest of reference is the specific section or section range,
    followed by (1976 &
    and latest year indicated from the source History line.
     
  3. When referencing/citing laws/statutes/codes, nothing is italicized in either the reference or in-text citation. However, APA rules are different when citing court cases.

Office of Head Start, Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center. (2020, May 12). Engaging community partners

          to strengthen family services. U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Administration for Children and 

          Families. https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/community-engagement/article/engaging-community-partners-strengthen-

          family-services


How to cite this work in-text:
Parenthetical only time cited: (Office of Head Start, Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center, 2020) 
Parenthetical first time cited: (Office of Head Start, Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center [ECLKC], 2020)
Parenthetical subsequent times cited: (ECLKC, 2020)

Narrative only time cited: Office of Head Start, Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center (2020)
Narrative first time cited: Office of Head Start, Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center (ECLKC, 2020)
Narrative subsequent times cited: ECLKC (2020)

Direct quote only time cited: (Office of Head Start, Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center, 2020, para. 1) 
Direct quote first time cited: (Office of Head Start, Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center [ECLKC], 2020, para. 1)
Direct quote subsequent times: (ECLKC, 2020, para. 2)

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The Lydia M. Olson Library is open to the public. Community members are welcome to visit, browse our materials and utilize various technologies. If using an Olson Library workstation, you will have access to all database and journal subscriptions. Additionally, headphones are available at the Public Services desk.

Community Borrower Card Program

 

What are the benefits? 

Community Borrower cardholders can borrow materials from the Lydia M. Olson Library’s circulating collections. Some restrictions apply. See below for items that are eligible for checkout.

What items are available for checkout?

General Items

  Students & Staff Faculty, Graduate Assistants, NMU Retirees Community Borrower Cardholders
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Applicants must present a current Michigan driver’s license or state-issued identification card, or two pieces of identification showing place of residence. Applicants under the age of 18 must have a parent present at the time of application.

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Teaching in Michigan? Check out Mel.org Educators Website

Moving to another state? Seek out statewide library resources: Wisconsin or Other States

Access to the official ERIC database provided by the U.S. Institute of Education Sciences

 

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